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Autumn on Coastal Mississippi lets you discover a region that is perfectly poised to surprise and delight, offering all the relaxation, adventure and variety that travellers want & need.

Ocean Springs, Coastal Mississippi credit: Alex North

If you are looking for a spectacular display of fall colours, Kentucky has a lot to offer. The extensive number of forests (47% of Kentucky’s land area) are known for their bright fall colours & provide unforgettable views and photo opportunities. Colours start changing as early as September in the high elevations of the eastern mountains and slowly make their way west, where fall arrives during October and early November.

Cherokee Park, Kentucky

We now turn to our culinary news desk for a bake-off. And oh boy: they’re making Kentucky Derby Pie, which gives you crunchy nuts, gooey chocolate and crumbly buttery crust in every bite. Whether you are watching the Kentucky Derby – this Saturday! – or just looking for a delicious and easy dessert recipe, this tasty piece of Southern tradition is for you.

Homemade Kentucky Derby Pie

Everyone knows Kentucky has the greatest two minutes of horse racing each year - the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs - but there is so much more to discover when it comes to Kentucky’s Equestrian Heritage.

Kentucky Horse Farm

We are unable to visit Memphis this year for Elvis Week, but we are excited to announce the first-ever Virtual Elvis Week! Everyone around the world can enjoy the fun and camaraderie of Elvis Week in a closed Facebook group. From those who have never been, to those who visit every year: here is your chance to celebrate Elvis and a shared fan ship together.

Virtual Elvis Week 2020

The rivers and streams throughout Mississippi offer some of the most scenic and serene adventures you can experience off the beaten path, and you'll will rediscover the great Mississippi outdoors.

Kentucky is known for many things: the Kentucky Derby, the birthplace of bourbon, Muhammad Ali and bluegrass music, to name a few. Hiking and outdoor adventures are not the first things that come to mind when thinking about Kentucky - but they should be!

Visitors travel to Mississippi to soak up history and bask in the blues. But they also plan to sample some Southern delights and eat – a lot! From the Tennessee border to the Gulf Coast’s edge, cooks and award-winning chefs are eager to share a taste of their heritage, with an ample helping of Southern hospitality on the side!

Mississippi Catfish

Where history, adventure and flavour collide. This region has been called many things over the years, but now it’s time for them to call themselves what they really are: Louisiana’s River Parishes!

Houmas House & American Queen

In April Lexington was named the 9th friendliest city in America by Condé Nast Traveller. The magazine published its 32nd annual Readers Choice Awards, including the top-10 list for friendliest cities in America and no surprise Lexington made the top-10 list.

Lexington City


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